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Booker Statement on Barr Press Conference

April 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate's Judiciary Committee, issued the below statement following Attorney General William Barr's press conference on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election:

"In 20 minutes this morning Barr undermined a two-year investigation by going out of his way to frame the evidence in a light most favorable to the President. Barr made clear this morning that he is more concerned about protecting the President than protecting the independence of the Special Counsel's investigation. His actions were what you would expect from President Trump's defense lawyer, not our nation's top law enforcement officer. Enough with the partisan spin -- it's time Congress and the American people have the opportunity to view the report and hear from Mueller himself. Mueller should testify in front of the Senate's Judiciary Committee next month."